Scopes for the .450

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Scopes for the .450

Postby Gunfighter » Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:50 pm

Just purchased a Bushmaster upper and was wondering what scopes would be recommended. Use will primarily be for hog hunting but will use for white tail as well. Distances can range from up close and personal out to 100-150 yards depending on the stand I am hunting. Right now I have the option of an EOtech 512 and a Bushnell T-dot optic but would be interested in what you guys recommend in a powered optic. The Nikon Slug Hunter 1-5X caught my eye but they have been discontinued.
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Re: Scopes for the .450

Postby Hoot » Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:05 pm

Gunfighter wrote:Just purchased a Bushmaster upper and was wondering what scopes would be recommended. Use will primarily be for hog hunting but will use for white tail as well. Distances can range from up close and personal out to 100-150 yards depending on the stand I am hunting. Right now I have the option of an EOtech 512 and a Bushnell T-dot optic but would be interested in what you guys recommend in a powered optic. The Nikon Slug Hunter 1-5X caught my eye but they have been discontinued.


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Re: Scopes for the .450

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Re: Scopes for the .450

Postby paulmark3010 » Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:00 am

Vortex Viper PST. They have illuminated reticles and have a no-fault lifetime warranty. I got two of them and they are great. :twisted:
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Re: Scopes for the .450

Postby MarkCO » Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:53 am

I use the Burris MTAC optics almost exclusively. The 1.5-6 is on my 16" 450BM. Great glass, forever warranty.
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Re: Scopes for the .450

Postby tridentarmory » Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:49 pm

We have mounted dozens of the Nikon muzzleloader scopes for customers in the 3-9x range. The ballistic drop is nice but the eye relief is superb and so is the glass for the money... they're the INLINE XR series....
Can't say enough about them..
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Re: Scopes for the .450

Postby mnhornet » Sat Jan 04, 2014 4:41 pm

I've got a Burris short mag 3x9x32 great scope. Had it on my FAL prior to the 450.
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Re: Scopes for the .450

Postby BD1 » Sat Jan 04, 2014 5:06 pm

Both Nikon and Leupold make scopes with a BDC reticle exactly duplicating the Hornady factory 250 grain FTX load. Good to go to 300 yards. With those available any other scope would have to also do my taxes for me before I'd even consider it. IMHO the Leupy 2x7 ultimate Slam is hard to beat for the .450B
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Re: Scopes for the .450

Postby paulmark3010 » Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:35 pm

BD1 wrote:Both Nikon and Leupold make scopes with a BDC reticle exactly duplicating the Hornady factory 250 grain FTX load. Good to go to 300 yards. With those available any other scope would have to also do my taxes for me before I'd even consider it. IMHO the Leupy 2x7 ultimate Slam is hard to beat for the .450B
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The Nikon BDC reticle may be great for a big hole like a 450 BM, but the reticle is way too thick for a smaller hole like a 223 IMHO. :twisted:
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Re: Scopes for the .450

Postby caughtlikefire » Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:38 pm

I purchased a Weaver Super Slam Dangerous Game 1-5x - well built and has nice glass for sure. I wanted to give folks a heads up on pricing - its been jumping around a lot lately. It was $414 "on clearance" at Midway back in December and dropped as low as $375 on Amazon around Christmas. Now its $532 at Midway (still on clearance supposedly) and $475 on Amazon. Definitely shop around and keep checking prices.
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